reexamine

verb re·ex·am·ine \ (ˌ)rē-ig-ˈza-mən \
variants: or re-examine
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reexamine

reexamined or re-examined; reexamining or re-examining
1 : to examine (someone or something) again especially from a different point of view
  • reexamine the patient/evidence
  • reexamining our assumptions
  • It's healthy, I think, to reexamine old institutions and futz with them rather than throw them out entirely.
  • —Majorie Ingall
  • The great expense is in part also a political choice that should be re-examined.
  • —Mary Graham
2 law : to question (a witness) again in a legal proceeding
  • Each witness is first questioned by the prosecution …, then 'cross-examined' by the defence, and then sometimes 're-examined' by the prosecution.
  • —R. M. Jackson

First Known Use of reexamine

1593

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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reexamine

transitive verb re·exam·ine \ ˌrē-ig-ˈza-mən \

legal Definition of reexamine

: to examine again


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